Lupe Velez: The Life and Career of Hollywood's "Mexican by Michelle Vogel

By Michelle Vogel

this is the 1st vast, full-length biography and occupation list at the existence and paintings of Mexican whirlwind Lupe Velez (1908-1944). through the years many crude myths have surfaced approximately Velez, the main infamous that she "died along with her head within the toilet." This biography not just experiences Lupe's own existence and career--including her tempestuous marriage to Johnny Weissmuller--but additionally examines her demise intimately. it's been nearly seven many years due to the fact that her premature finish; in the end, the gruesome rumors and myths are debunked--for good.
integrated are never-before-told relations tales and pictures from Lupe's moment cousin, and an research of the actress's lasting impact on pop culture. The foreword by way of Oscar-winning movie historian Kevin Brownlow specializes in the very fact and fancy at the back of Lupe Velez's colourful public image.

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